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British Columbia increases minimum wage

Canada - June 1 2022 Effective June 1, 2022, British Columbia’s minimum wage increased from $15.20 to $15.65 per hour, the fifth annual increase since 2018. According to…

Reminder to Québec employers: Obligation to put in place an interim plan in matters of occupational health and safety, effective April 6, 2022

Canada - April 5 2022 As a result of the amendments made under Québec’s Act to modernize the occupational health and safety regime, effective April 6, 2022, employers will…

‎“It’s like déjà vu all over again!” Back to the workplace in BC

Canada - February 22 2022 On February 16, 2022, British Columbia’s Provincial Health Officer amended the January 20, 2022 Workplace Safety Order to eliminate the requirement…

Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (Ontario) releases instructions re-introducing stricter COVID-19 ‎measures for businesses and social gatherings

Canada - December 8 2021 On December 5, 2021, Dr. Shanker Nesathurai, Acting Medical Officer of Health, Windsor-Essex County Health Unit issued instructions (the…

Government of Alberta implements mandatory masking and recommends employees ‎continue to work from home

Canada - September 13 2021 On September 3, 2021, new restrictions were announced by the Alberta Government in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Effective September 4, the…

BC’s Phase 3 Restart: Out with the old and in with the new?‎

Canada - July 7 2021 Phase 3 of BC’s COVID-19 Restart Plan began July 1, 2021. Businesses are now able to increase capacity for customers and workers in workplaces…

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation recognized as a new holiday for federally-regulated workers

Canada - June 8 2021 On June 3, 2021, Bill C-5, An Act to amend the Bills of Exchange Act, the Interpretation Act and the Canada Labour Code (National Day for Truth and…

British Columbia introduces paid sick leave & increases minimum wage

Canada - June 1 2021 On May 20, 2021 the Employment Standards Amendment Act received Royal Assent. The newly passed legislation immediately provides up to…

Getting back to normal: BC’s restart plan 2.0 and your workplace

Canada - May 28 2021 On May 25, 2021, BC's COVID-19 "circuit breaker" measures officially expired as Premier John Horgan announced the government's new four-step plan…

Doubling-down on workplace safety: BC’s Provincial Health Officer issues new requirements for ‎workplaces and post-secondary institutions‎

Canada - May 5 2021 As the third wave of BC’s COVID-19 pandemic rages on, provincial authorities continue to grapple with how to curtail rising caseloads in the province…